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Saint Rose of Lima

Memorial 23 August

Profile Born as Isabel to Spanish immigrants to the New World. A beautiful girl and devoted daughter, she was so devoted to her vow of chastity, she used pepper and lye to ruin her complexion so she would not be attractive. Lived and meditated in a garden, raising vegetables and making embroidered items to sell to support her family and help the other poor. Dominican tertiary in 1606. Mystic. Visonary. Received invisible stigmata. Suffered from assorted physical and mental ailments. First saint born in the Americas. Founder of social work in Peru. Great devotion to Saint Catherine of Siena.

Born 1586 at Lima, Peru as Isabel

Died 24 August 1617 at Lima, Peru

Beatified 15 April 1668 by Pope Clement IX

Canonized 2 April 1671 by Pope Clement X

Name Meaning rose

Patronage against vanity, Americas, Central America, embroiderers, florists, gardeners, India, Latin America ,Lima, Peru needle workers, New World, people ridiculed for their piety, Peru, Phillipines ,Santa Rosa, California, diocese of South America ,vanity Villareal Samar, Phillipines West Indies

Representation anchor, crown of flowers ,crown of roses ,Dominican tertiary holding roses, Dominican tertiary accompanied by the Holy Infant

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